Choosing Between Porcelain and Stone Floor Tile

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We are constantly being asked about what the best available options for tiling and flooring are. After all, wide distributing networks, such as those we at Amirian Home are a part of, allow homeowners, designers, and architects to gain access to quality tiling from all over the world. This might result in an unparalleled number of floor tile choices, which is why we are here to help you decide between porcelain and stone tiles.

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Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain has been used to make tiles since the 15th century. Whether it’s been for walls or floors, porcelain tiles are well-regarded for their low absorption rate, which protects them from water and temperature damage. Although the material has been used for centuries, recent developments in technology and production have allowed for it to be unprecedented accessible for most households. This proves to be quite a resistant and durable material given how much harder it is than ordinary ceramic tiles. Due to the aforementioned low absorption rate, porcelain tiles are an ideal choice for the flooring of kitchens, bathrooms, and showers, protecting the surfaces and themselves from excessive moisture. The material is additionally very versatile in terms of decoration and styling.

Stone Tiles

There are many different types of stone tiles, each of which has different potential uses and decorative possibilities. Slate, for example, has the look of dark natural stone, giving the tiles a very grand and sophisticated look. Marble tiles, in contrast, are lighter, often considered the height of elegance and good taste, evoking the image of classical buildings. For a less polished and more natural look than that of marble that still manages to keep the feeling of marble, there’s limestone tile. Travertine, on the other hand, has a sandier, almost rougher look, making it a common choice for outdoor environments. Lastly, granite tiles better simulate the randomized patterns of natural rocks and their uneven coloration. All these stones will each come with their distinctive look, texture, and feeling. Your choice of floor tile will end up determining the general aesthetic of any room, its light distribution, and its temperature.

Stone or Ceramic Floor Tile?

There are many different factors for you to take into consideration at the time of picking the right floor tile. For example, there is a clear difference in the price of these options. Ceramic tile will be more budget-friendly than stone tile options, while also being fairly easy to clean and maintain. However, natural stone tile will increase your home’s market value and give it a more sophisticated and modern feeling. Additionally, as long as you seal the stone tile, it will also be easy to clean. Ceramic tile is often better for indoor use, while stone might sometimes be too cold or too expensive for some people to have in multiple areas. In the end, beyond just money, it will all end up depending on taste.

Choosing the Right Tile

At Amirian Home, we are determined to match you with the ideal tile design for your home. Regardless of the way you want to apply the tile design, we are here to provide you with the right one for you. You can browse our online catalog to find the tile you are looking for or call us at (818) 500-8505 for more information.

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